Salvation Army offering free self-defense, character-building class

Free martial-arts class at the Salvation Army – here’s the official announcement:

The Salvation Army Seattle White Center is offering Indo-Kungfu classes known as Dara Dan Api Bela Diri or Blood and Fire Martial Arts. This character-building course not only shows self-defense techniques, but it also has character-building components to it that can shape young lives. This class is free of charge.

The concepts behind this martial art was born in Indonesia and has a history that is traced as early as 200 AD. The movements have been modernized to fit the American landscape, but it still has a unique Indonesian flavor. The philosophy is not from Lao-Tzu or any ancient philosophers, as the motto for the class is Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.”

All members of the White Center area are invited to attend a class on Friday nights from 4-5:30. Some schools charge as much as $150 a month for a class based on this art, The Salvation Army is offering it free. Drop by 9050 16th Ave SW or call 206-767-3150 Ext 109, and ask for Louiz.

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